May 20, 2010
Cambridge, MA- Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today announces its newest publication, Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers. The electronic handbook equips health workers at the center of health systems to reduce illness and save lives.
Over the past decade, the imperative of building strong national health systems has gained heightened global attention. The unprecedented resources made available for global health, and particularly for combating the major pandemics, have enabled countries to significantly expand the reach of life-saving health interventions.
As the responses to the AIDS pandemic change from emergency services to long-term care for those infected and affected and as the responses by governments and international and local organizations put greater emphasis on implementing country-owned, sustainable programs to community becomes increasingly apparent.
On the eve of the International Donors' Conference Towards a New Future in Haiti to be held in New York on March 31, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit health group, urged donors to consider a successful two-pronged development approach that has led to improved health in Haiti.
"The two-pronged approach is grounded in the principle that the Haitian government must ultimately lead the process but also work together in partnership with NGOs and the private sector," said Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of MSH.
The Supply Chain Management System's (SCMS) dedicated staff in Haiti has now distributed kits of medicines and other medical supplies from existing stock in the project warehouse to 16 hospitals and 14 clinical sites in Port-au-Prince. As of January 19, more than 40,000 pounds (18,000kg) of medicines and emergency medical supplies from warehouse stock had been distributed.
The Finance Officer provides technical support and builds staff capacity globally to deliver high quality, effective, and efficient Financial Planning and Analysis services (“FP&A”) for MSH projects. S/he supports the implementation of service level agreement for FP&A services.
Support country offices to deliver timely and high-quality budgets, financial reports and financial analyses (35%)
As needed by country teams,
The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) provides management support and technical assistance for the design and implementation of interventions related to Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) portfolio of MTaPS countries, specifically focusing on technical areas of infection prevention and control (IPC), and optimizing the use of antimicrobials including antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).
The Country Project Director is responsible for coordinating and managing all activities for the project. S/he also serves as the technical lead on project activities focusing on pharmaceutical systems strengthening approach. S/he shall be responsible and accountable for the development, regular update and implementation of the country work plan, technical strategies, and budget to ensure attainment of the program goals and objectives in line with the project’s mandate and approaches, to contribute to the goals of the local USAID Mission and government partners.